Exhibition Heralds World Food Day in Lagos
Poetic Mines Incorporated in conjunction with Priceless Arts Inc., Ara Studio, National Gallery for Arts, and Foodbank Nigeria, will hold the maiden edition of Photography and Poetry Charity Exhibition to commemorate this year’s UN World Food Day at National Arts Gallery, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
According to the CEO of Priceless Arts and Exhibition Consultant, Olawole Ashiru, the exhibition will “employ the media of photography and poetry to articulate all that are associated with foods – nutritional value, prices, presence, scarcity, deprivation, excessive tendencies, hoarding, waste – and how they all affect the essence of life positively or negatively”.
Fingerprints Nigeria is an online Creative Journalism platform that constantly wields its pen to focus on social issues as it affects the life of every Nigeria and the world at large. A brain child of Poetic Mines Incorporated, with its sister project, (Fingerprints Nigeria and World Calendar Dates), have synergistically worked together to create awareness about internationally recognised days such as World Blood Donor Day, Internationally Missing Children’s day and so on.
Program Coordinator for Poetic Mines Inc., Saibu Abisola, said they address the shortcomings of the Nigerian populace and encourage a positive, revolutionary mindset, using these significant days as global pointers and reference point.
“We believe that the work of total human development, which includes good health, education, and poverty reduction and so on, should not be left for internationally recognised organisations like the United Nations and World Health Organization alone. Everyone is to work for the common good of his or her fellow man. This, among other socially responsible tenets, is the goal of Fingerprints Nigeria and World Calendar Dates.
Apart from the World Food Day exhibition, Abisola said pictures and poetry about World Teachers Day, Global Mental Health Day and International Day For the Girl Child would also be exhibited.
“With the tools of photography, arts, motion picture and poetry, we hope to inform, educate and advance the lives of people,” Abisola noted. “We can categorically tell you that 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to stop hunger in the country. Change begins with me, with Fingerprints Nigeria, and with this maiden exhibition. I encourage everyone to participate and encourage what we are doing”.